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Sorghastrum nutans 
Indiangrass Roots

Item #: 2517
Category: Live Roots
Habit: Perennial
Height: 3-4'

$19.00 per bundle



Soil Moisture

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Once a dominant prairie grass, Indiangrass reaches 3 to 4 feet high and forms its dramatic seedheads from September to November. The beautiful golden plume-like seed heads are 4 to 12 inches long on 2 foot stems making this grass part of the tallgrass family. Indiangrass is a lowland species that endures extreme drought. It grows best in sand, loam, and clay moist soils of bottomlands and on lower slopes of hills. Grows in all regions of Texas and Canada to Mexico. Indiangrass is a larval food source for butterflies, and works in smaller landscapes as a beautiful ornamental accent. Turkeys use it for food and cover.

Tips on Planting Live Roots

Order by 11am on Monday. We dig and ship roots every Tuesday with 1-2 days UPS delivery (out of state extra charges may apply). Please be ready to plant & water your roots A.S.A.P. after receipt of order. Our goal is to ship roots on Tuesdays but from time to time mother nature has her own plans. If your shipment of roots is time critical, please call to make special arrangements. If you have seeds in your order, they will ship from our warehouse. Live Roots ship separately from our farm.


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